• House Democrats launch longshot bid to impeach Trump
House Democrats launch longshot bid to impeach Trump

His appeal came amid revelations of a Comey memo that claimed Trump had asked him to drop an investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. Other lawmakers have resisted the idea as multiple investigations into Trump's relationship with Russian Federation continue. "This is obstruction of justice".

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  • Texas lawmakers finalize deal on $217B spending bill
Texas lawmakers finalize deal on $217B spending bill

Two years after Texas almost tripled state spending on patrolling the U.S. -Mexico border, and railed against then-President Barack Obama over the need to do so, Republicans are not letting up despite President Donald Trump's vow to build a wall between the two countries.

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  • Kansas lawmakers react after successful veto override
Kansas lawmakers react after successful veto override

Tuesday's vote also presented a chance to consider what may be on the horizon as the Republican Party, with Trump at the helm, gears up to craft legislation that would slash taxes for the wealthiest Americans. The Wichita Eagle reported overnight on GOP officials in Kansas embracing the one policy contemporary Republicans nearly never even co...

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  • Who's newly nominated FBI Director Christopher Wray?
Who's newly nominated FBI Director Christopher Wray?

Joe Lieberman of CT, and some FBI agents anxious that Trump would try to politicize the bureau. The former federal prosecutor was nominated to fill the post left vacant one month ago by Comey, who is set to be grilled by lawmakers today over allegations the president sought to interfere with the FBI's Russian Federation probe before sacking h...

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  • What the United Kingdom election result could mean for Brexit
What the United Kingdom election result could mean for Brexit

Corbyn, widely written off at the start of the campaign, has drawn thousands of people to upbeat rallies and energized young voters with his plans to boost public spending after years of Conservative austerity. Labour has successfully painted the election as a choice between two visions of society, promising to govern "for the many, not the few"...

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  • Trump to nominate ex-Justice Department official Christopher Wray to lead FBI
Trump to nominate ex-Justice Department official Christopher Wray to lead FBI

There's no more information in the two-sentence tweet that ends, "Details to follow". James Comey , dismissed as Federal Bureau of Investigation director on May 9, is slated to testify before a Senate panel on Thursday about investigations of possible ties between Russian meddling in the 2016 US elections and the Trump campaign.

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  • Public works projects on Trump's agenda for OH visit
Public works projects on Trump's agenda for OH visit

Comey are testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee over the federal probe into the Trump campaign's contacts with Russian officials. "We live in a modern age, yet our air traffic control system is stuck, painfully, in the past", Trump said , noting the FAA had been working to upgrade the system for years.

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  • Things to know ahead of James Comey's Thursday morning testimony
Things to know ahead of James Comey's Thursday morning testimony

By timing the announcement one day before former director Comey is due to testify, "clearly this is an effort by the president to try to distract attention from our hearings", said Sen. Sixty-one percent of respondents said they believe Comey's surprise firing on May 9 was a move Trump made in order to protect himself rather than for the good of th...

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  • Iran's Parliament Under Attack
Iran's Parliament Under Attack

Simultaneous attacks were launched on two hugely symbolic targets: the Iranian parliament building in central Tehran and the mausoleum of the Islamic Republic's founder, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, an Iranian official told state broadcaster IRIB.

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  • Bob Stoops releases statement upon retiring from OU football
Bob Stoops releases statement upon retiring from OU football

During the BCS era, Stoops was the only coach to win a national championship and every BCS bowl game. "Great young coach, the program's in great shape", the source told Tramel. Stoops has heart disease, and his father, Ron, died in 1988 at age 54 of a heart attack suffered while coaching a high school game. He went 190-48 (.798) at Oklahoma in ...

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  • USA dollar rebounds ahead of Comey testimony
USA dollar rebounds ahead of Comey testimony

The outside lawyer Marc Kasowitz said Trump is pleased that Comey - whose prepared testimony ahead of Thursday's Senate intelligence committee appearance became public Wednesday - has finally publicly confirmed that the President was not under investigation in any Russian probe.

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  • Top Senate intelligence Democrat: 'more investigating to do'
Top Senate intelligence Democrat: 'more investigating to do'

Democrats have attacked USA intelligence officials for refusing to answer questions publicly about whether Donald Trump asked them to influence an investigation into whether the President's campaign advisers colluded with Russian officials.

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  • Spicer on Trump's Tweets: 'They're Considered Official Statements By the President'
Spicer on Trump's Tweets: 'They're Considered Official Statements By the President'

That was true even before he became president of the United States, and it is even more remarkable now that those fingers that tap out sloppy and provocative 140-character tweets have enormous real-life power. Here is how Trump's unrestrained Twitter comments look when they are released by the White House press secretary on presidential letterh...

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  • Trump feels 'totally vindicated' by Comey testimony
Trump feels 'totally vindicated' by Comey testimony

President Donald Trump's personal lawyer on Wednesday responded to fired FBI Director James Comey's prepared testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee by saying that Trump felt "completely and totally vindicated". Bars in the District of Columbia are about to do the most D.C. thing imaginable-host watch parties for patrons to see Ja...

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  • Warner: 'Unthinkable' if Trump pressured Comey to end FBI's investigation
Warner: 'Unthinkable' if Trump pressured Comey to end FBI's investigation

However, it's not as if these criticisms came out of nowhere either; House and Senate members of both parties had been publicly criticizing Comey for months, including his new boss, Jeff Sessions . They emerged after President Trump trashed Comey's "poor, poor performance" on the job. It marked the first time the White House had officially a...

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  • New trial requested in 'Making a Murderer' case
New trial requested in 'Making a Murderer' case

The document is a precursor to the appeals process. THE lawyer representing Steven Avery - the subject of Netflix documentary Making a Murderer - has claimed his alleged victim may have been killed by her abusive boyfriend. Officials involved in the case have denied any misconduct. Avery's Zellner, posted a portion of the motion on her ...

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  • CA House contest tests Latino, Korean influence
CA House contest tests Latino, Korean influence

His rival, fellow Democrat and attorney Robert Lee Ahn, was celebrated in the Korean-American community. Gomez, 42, the son of Mexican immigrants, is hoping to win a district where half the voters are Latino. Ahn and Gomez, both Democrats, had been locked in battle to succeed Becerra since April, when the two prevailed over a crowded primary fiel...

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  • Trump bats for travel ban, says politically correct term won't protect Americans
Trump bats for travel ban, says politically correct term won't protect Americans

He said the Justice Department should seek a "much tougher version ". The US authorities felt that some were trying to enter the US to carry out terrorist attacks and Trump had this in mind when he issued the executive order banning their citizens, Kelly said.

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  • Kuwait's Emir arrives in Qatar over GCC diplomatic rift
Kuwait's Emir arrives in Qatar over GCC diplomatic rift

Trump's Tuesday tweet - in which he said "all reference was pointing to Qatar" as a financer of extremism - was especially surprising given Qatar's role as host of the largest United States airbase in the Middle East. The Gulf countries ordered their citizens out of Qatar and gave Qataris overseas 14 days to return home to their peninsular nation, ...

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  • Senate Committee Questions Intel
Senate Committee Questions Intel

Top U.S. intelligence officials refused at a Senate hearing on Wednesday to discuss whether President Donald Trump had pressured them to intervene in an Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S.

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  • Eric Trump steals from kids with cancer
Eric Trump steals from kids with cancer

Trump Sr. also diverted $500,000 from the Eric Trump Foundation that was supposed to go to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital , to other charities , " many of which were personal favorites of Trump family members and several of which had nothing to do with children's cancer-but happened to become clients of Trump's golf courses ".

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  • Comey's response to Trump's claim of not being under investigation
Comey's response to Trump's claim of not being under investigation

The statement goes on to say that the president "feels completely and totally vindicated ", and that "he is eager to continue to move forward with his agenda". Congressional sources told The New York Times that in the days before his firing, Comey made a request to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein for prosecutors and other personnel for ...

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  • Comey told Trump he was not under investigation
Comey told Trump he was not under investigation

Trump allegedly told Comey to, "let this go", on investigating former presidential adviser Michael Flynn; repeatedly demanded his loyalty; asked him to "lift the cloud" over the White House; and made a threatening-sounding remark in their last chat.

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  • Trump Administration: Ignore the President's Tweets
Trump Administration: Ignore the President's Tweets

As it was during his candidacy, Trump's Twitter usage has been a cornerstone of his presidency - often offering a window into his thinking, sometimes at the expense of his administration's own messaging. Forget the well put together, politically correct and sensitive speeches put together by his aides and the entire White House press team. "They ...

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  • Kansas Senate overrides tax bill veto; House vote to come
Kansas Senate overrides tax bill veto; House vote to come

Late Tuesday night, the Republican-controlled legislature voted to override the veto of Republican Governor Sam Brownback . The new legislation will install a three income tax bracket structure of 3.1 percent, 5.25 percent and 5.7 percent beginning in tax year 2018.

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  • U.S. intelligence chiefs decline to discuss Trump contacts
U.S. intelligence chiefs decline to discuss Trump contacts

Even Trump allies acknowledged the detailed conversations were inappropriate, though they question whether Trump ever intended for them to be so. Trump had fired Flynn the previous day in a controversy over contacts between the retired general and the Russian ambassador to the United States.

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  • The House Intel Committee Is Planning to Subpoena Mike Flynn
The House Intel Committee Is Planning to Subpoena Mike Flynn

Trump made separate appeals in March to Daniel Coats, the national intelligence director, and to Admiral Michael Rogers, the director of the National Security Agency, according to USA news accounts citing current and former US officials. The request suggests that the Senate committee is plowing ahead with its investigation, which focuses in part o...

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  • Comey talked to Trump nine times in four months
Comey talked to Trump nine times in four months

The testimony appeared to bolster the case of Trump critics who believe that the President may have obstructed justice and abused his power in his dealings with Comey, who he later fired. He asked what we could do to 'lift the cloud, ' Comey wrote. In an early morning two-sentence tweet, Trump said he meant to nominate Christopher Wray , a hig...

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  • Trump to nominate Christopher Wray as Federal Bureau of Investigation director
Trump to nominate Christopher Wray as Federal Bureau of Investigation director

Mr Trump announced his plans to nominate Mr Wray, a former Justice Department official under George W Bush, on Twitter earlier on Wednesday. Now a litigation partner at King & Spalding law firm, Wray is perhaps best known today as the lawyer who defended New Jersey Republican Gov.

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  • Senate Committee Hearing With Intelligence Chiefs
Senate Committee Hearing With Intelligence Chiefs

COATS: I think the investigations will determine that. "The President feels completely and totally vindicated", the statement said. Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, used a Wednesday morning hearing to ask two top officials whether they have felt political pressure in any way, but both denied it.

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  • UK PM May's lead remains 1 percent point: Survation poll
UK PM May's lead remains 1 percent point: Survation poll

A technical win for the Prime Minister's party but a major personal setback, because at least one Conservative MP will have lost a seat in an election campaign that did not need to happen for three years. Conversely, should the Conservatives remain in government but with a small majority, May could struggle to unite her party for the Brexit ...

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  • Florida Medical Marijuana Legislation Still Stagnating in Legislature
Florida Medical Marijuana Legislation Still Stagnating in Legislature

The amendment, which was passed by 71 percent of voters in November, expands legal use beyond the limited prescriptions for low-strength marijuana allowed under a 2014 law. Florida lawmakers are back in Tallahassee Wednesday for a three-day special session aimed at making changes to the state's budget that will win Gov.

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  • Trump to mark Memorial Day with Arlington visit
Trump to mark Memorial Day with Arlington visit

President Trump told the crowd, "We only hope that we every day that we can prove worthy". President Donald Trump is expressing his nation's "boundless and undying" gratitude to Americans who have fallen in battle and to the families they left behind.

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  • Trump feels 'totally vindicated' by Comey testimony, attorney says
Trump feels 'totally vindicated' by Comey testimony, attorney says

It is hazardous to do too much reading between the lines of former FBI Director James Comey's written statement to the Senate Intelligence Committee, released today in advance of his testimony tomorrow. Comey paused, then told Trump, "you will get that from me". Comey is finally putting some cards on the table. The other key issues Come...

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  • Sergey Gorkov brushes off questions about meeting with Jared Kushner
Sergey Gorkov brushes off questions about meeting with Jared Kushner

Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and top White House adviser, was willing to go extraordinary lengths to establish a secret line of communication between the Trump administration and Russian government officials, The Washington Post reported on Friday.

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